Biden makes call on second term – media — Analysis
According to reports, the incumbent US President will seek reelection in his bid for a second term. This is in hopes of a repeat performance from the anti-Trump Party surge 2022.
The Hill reported Tuesday that President Joe Biden has decided to run for reelection in spite of his declining approval ratings, and his old age.
“I believe he thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump. I don’t think he thinks there’s anyone in the Democratic party who can beat Trump and that’s the biggest factor,”One of two sources who were familiar with Obama-Biden negotiations was quoted saying.
Biden declared that he wanted to run for a single-term presidency, opening up the path for 2024’s next generation of Democratic lawmakers. Many believed that Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States was his heir apparent. However, some observers suggested Secretary Pete Buttigieg as an alternative.
Biden appears to have changed his mind during his presidency. Biden has made public statements that he might consider running for reelection. The Hill stated that the discussion with Obama was his latest indication. The publication also said it didn’t know when exactly the conversation took place.
Biden has low approval ratings, something no US president had seen for decades. CNBC Poll last week found that 38% of Americans supported Biden’s performance, with 53% opposing it.
The GOP finds him to be a highly triggering figure. On Monday, 84% of Republican respondent to the Morning Consult survey said that they believed the world would become a better place if Biden resigned. It is similar to the American public’s opinion of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president who is often vilified in America today.
The issue of age is another. Biden, who was 82 when he assumed office in 2021, became the US’s oldest president. After taking control of the White House, Biden seemed less enthusiastic than when he served as Vice President under Obama. Critics believe he may be in mental decline, a speculation that Biden’s supporters angrily reject.
Obama orchestrated an establishment party drive in order to win the nomination for Biden 2020 and stop Senator Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic primary. Harris and Buttigieg resigned their candidacies in a crucial moment of the race, and Biden was endorsed for president.
Biden’s main selling point for Democratic voters was arguably his electability. His reputation as the candidate most capable of defeating Donald Trump was his main selling point to Democratic voters.
In one of his public appearances, Obama told young Americans to vote as if their lives depended on it – “because it does,” he said – referring to the Biden campaign pledge to tackle climate change.
Trump is widely expected to be the GOP’s nominee in 2024. While he hinted that he might, Trump did not make it public. A rematch will be possible between Trump and Biden if they both win nominations again from their respective parties.
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